Sportsbooks offer hundreds of props for every game. Props are like totals, except they are based on team or player outcomes. Examples of NFL props include Vikings Over 3.5 sacks and Carson Wentz Over 230.5 passing yards. NFL futures are related to the season’s totals and results, such as the Super Bowl. Picks for most valuable player and touchdown scorer are among the most popular. However, be sure to check out the odds for each before betting.
NFL point spreads are centered around key numbers such as the home field advantage. The odds on a favorite team are typically between -6 and -7.5, depending on the betting line. The “Pick ‘Em” line is a popular option because it represents an even game, and a 3-to-1 payoff is possible for the conference champion with a 1-in-2 chance of pulling off the upset. The best bets are on the underdog, with the favorite shrinking in value due to fan anticipation.
The most common form of football wager is a point spread. A point spread is a way for sportsbooks to level the playing field. When two teams have different strengths and weaknesses, a sportsbook will assign one team a “spread.” For example, if the Kansas City Chiefs are a (-10) point spread favorite, their odds of winning a game are essentially the same as their odds of losing by nine points or less.